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Biogeosciences, 18, 4227–4241, 2021
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Biogeosciences, 18, 4227–4241, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4227-2021

Research article 16 Jul 2021

Research article | 16 Jul 2021

Effects of clear-fell harvesting on soil CO2, CH4, and N2O fluxes in an upland Sitka spruce stand in England

Sirwan Yamulki et al.

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The effect of clear-felling on soil greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes was assessed in a Sitka spruce forest. Measurements over 4 years showed that CO2, CH4, and N2O fluxes responded differently to clear-felling due to significant changes in soil biotic and abiotic factors and showed large variations between years. Over 3 years since felling, the soil GHG flux was reduced by 45% due to a much larger reduction in CO2 efflux than increases in N2O (up to 20%) and CH4 (changed from sink to source) fluxes.
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